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Trace Adkins

Biography

Track Adkins helped maintain country’s traditionalist fire burning through the crossover-happy past due ’90s, mixing vintage honky tonk with components of gospel, blues, and rock and roll & move. Adkins was created in the tiny Louisiana city of Sarepta in 1962 and used the guitar young; he continued to review music at Louisiana Technology, where he also performed football and done an offshore essential oil rig after graduating. His finger was severed within an incident while face to face, and once many years experienced passed, he came back to music using the gospel quartet the brand new Commitments. In the first ’90s, he started to pursue a single profession, playing honky tonk pubs and clubs normally as he could, and honing a robust, wide-ranging baritone tone of voice along the way. He spent many years around the circuit and lastly relocated to Nashville to try his fortune on the market; he was quickly authorized to Capitol by Scott Hendricks, who experienced produced famous brands Brooks & Dunn, Trust Hill, and Alan Jackson. Adkins released his debut recording, Dreamin’ ALOUD, in 1996, and it set up him being a increasing star. The business lead one, “Every Light inside your home,” visited number 3; “I Still left Something Fired up in the home” strike number 2; and “(This Ain’t) Simply no Thinkin’ Issue” went completely to number 1. His 1997 follow-up record, BIG STYLE, spawned another Best Five strike in “THE OTHERS of Mine,” and “Lonely Won’t Keep Me By itself” just skipped the very best Ten. Nevertheless, it wasn’t quite the industrial powerhouse of Dreamin’ ALOUD; neither was its follow-up, 1999’s Even more, which featured just one single Top Ten solitary in the name track. non-etheless, all three albums produced the country TOP. Released in 2001, Chromium brought Adkins in to the Best Five of the united states album graphs for the very first time, as the TOP lead solitary “I’m Tryin'” became his biggest strike since “THE OTHERS of Mine.” In July of this 12 months, Adkins was caught for dui and later on pled guilty. The name tabs on Chrome belatedly climbed in to the TOP in early 2003. Capitol released Best Strikes Collection, Vol. 1 in July of 2003 and its own companion Dvd and blu-ray, Video Strikes, in Feb 2004 with Adkins’ 5th studio recording, the Dec 2003 launch Comin’ on Solid, sandwiched among. In 2005, Adkins experienced a major strike with “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” from his recording Tunes About Me. The recording Dangerous Man premiered a year later on. Reside in Concert made an appearance in 2007 within the Big Music group Concert Compact disc series. X (Ten) was released in 2008. Following the album premiered, Adkins remaining Capitol and authorized with Toby Keith’s Display Dog imprint written by Universal. IN-MAY of 2010 he debuted his 1st solitary for the label, “This Ain’t No Like Track.” The recording Cowboy’s Back Town premiered in August of this year. Adkins noticed some chart actions from both album and one; he backed them with a protracted tour. While traveling to some concert in Alaska on June 4, 2011, Adkins’ house in Brentwood, Tennessee captured fire and burnt to the bottom. Though his wife, daughters, along with a babysitter had been at home through the catastrophe, no-one was harm. The name an eye on his 2011 record, Proud to become Here, was compiled by Chris Wallin, Aaron Barker, and Ira Dean with Adkins at heart. The record was preceded with the one “Eliminated Fishin’,” which peaked at six in the Billboard nation charts. Proud to become Here finished up debuting at three in the Billboard 2003 but just generated an added charting one, “Million Dollar Watch,” which scraped the united states graphs at 38. 2 yrs afterwards, Adkins came back with Like Will…, an record that refashioned the vocalist as an enchanting crooner. It had been released in-may of 2013, debuting at 14 in the Billboard Best 200. Not surprisingly high initial placement, the first solitary “Watch the entire world End” didn’t turn into a strike and neither do the recording itself. In Sept, Showdog and Adkins announced that these were parting methods. A month later on, Adkins released the Xmas recording The King’s Present on Caliburn Information. Adkins signed using the Broken Bow subsidiary Wheelhouse in 2015, liberating the solitary “Jesus and Jones” in early 2016. He continuing to focus on his debut for the label throughout 2016, liberating the solitary “Lit” in the summertime. The album, entitled Watered Down, made an appearance in March 2017.

Quick Facts


Full Name Trace Adkins
Height 1.98 m
Weight 109 kg
Profession Actor, Singer, Author, Songwriter, Music artist
Education Louisiana Tech University
Nationality American
Spouse Rhonda Forlaw
Children Brianna Adkins, Sarah Adkins, Trinity Adkins, Mackenzie Adkins, Tarah Adkins
Parents Aaron Adkins, Peggy Carraway
Siblings Clay Adkins, Scott Adkins
Awards Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year
Music Songs Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, You're Gonna Miss This, Ladies Love Country Boys, Songs About Me, Hot Mama, Every Light in the House, Just Fishin', Rough & Ready, Then They Do, No Thinkin' Thing, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, I'm Tryin', Swing, The Rest Of Mine, Marry For Money, I Got My Game On, Arlington, This Ain't No Love Song, I Left Something Turned On At Home, There's A Girl In Texas, Muddy Water, Chrome, All I Ask For Anymore, Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone, Don't Lie, I Wanna Feel Something, Semper Fi, I'm Gonna Love You Anyway, Help Me Understand, Million Dollar View, Whoop a Man's Ass, Watch the World End
Albums The King's Gift, Cowboy's Back in Town, Dangerous Man, Love Will..., Chrome, Dreamin' Out Loud, Proud to Be Here, Comin' On Strong, X, Songs About Me, Big Time, More..., Something's Going On, American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II, Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1, Big Bang Concert Series: Trace Adkins (Live), The Definitive Greatest Hits: 'Til the Last Shot's Fired, 20th Century Masters: 10 Great Songs - The Millennium Collection
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist
Movies Traded, Moms' Night Out, The Lincoln Lawyer, Trailer Park of Terror, An American Carol, A Country Christmas, Wyatt Earp's Revenge, The Virginian, Lifted, Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story, The Fox and the Hound 2, Hickok, Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall, Palominas, Trace Adkins: Video Hits, Trace Adkins: Greatest Video Hits, Trace Adkins: Live from Austin TX, Soundstage Presents Trace Adkins and Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins: Video Hits 2
TV Shows The Apprentice, 100 Greatest Duets, Noteworthy at the Opry, Great American Heroes, Cowboys on the Trail


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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions From a Freethinking Roughneck" by Trace with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. [2007]
2 Became a member of The Grand Ole Opry August 23, 2003. Was invited by Little Jimmy Dickens.
3 Supporter of the American Red Cross.
4 Was the Celebrity winner of The Apprentice (2004) in 2013.
5 His daughter, Tara Adkins, gave birth to a boy, Jackson Trace Webber, on June 6, 2012, weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz.
6 His home in Brentwood, Tennessee was completely destroyed by a fire on June 4, 2011.
7 Life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the Louisiana Division.
8 His second wife, Julie, shot him during a domestic dispute in 1994. The bullet went through both lungs and both lower chambers of his heart. Trace believes he survived because his home was so close to a trauma rated hospital. He never pressed charges against his now ex-wife.
9 He got his big break while singing at Tillie's & Lucy's Pub in Nashville, when he was spotted by the president of Capitol Records' country division and quickly signed to a recording contract.
10 March 1997: His first album, "Dreamin' Out Loud", was certified gold (for sales of 500,000 copies) and platinum (for sales of a million) six months later.
11 His first single, "There's a Girl in Texas" made it into the Top 20 in 1996
12 Has two daughters from a previous marriage (to Barbara Lewis), Tarah Adkins (b. 1983) & Sarah Adkins (b. 1985), as well as three daughters from his current marriage (to Rhonda Adkins), Mackenzie Adkins (b. 1998), Brianna Adkins (b. 2001) and Trinity Adkins (b. 2004).
13 1997: Academy of Country Music voted him its top new male vocalist and Country Weekly magazine proclaimed him favorite male newcomer.
14 Country music singer.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story 2016 Nathaniel Reed
Don't Let Me Go 2016/II Driver
Deepwater Horizon 2016 Massive Man
Traded 2016 Ty Stover
Moonbeam City 2015 TV Series Sizzle Conrad
The Night Shift 2015 TV Series Colonel Elwood 'Smalls' Green
To Appomattox 2015 TV Mini-Series John Gregg
Moms' Night Out 2014 Bones
The Virginian 2014 Video The Virginian / South
A Country Christmas 2013 Sheriff Arrington
Wyatt Earp's Revenge 2012 Video Mifflin Kenedy
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Eddie Vogel
Tough Trade 2010 TV Movie Scared
Lifted 2010 Jimmy Knox
An American Carol 2008 Angel of Death / Trace Adkins
Trailer Park of Terror 2008 The Man
King of the Hill 2003-2007 TV Series Elvin Elvin Mackleston Big John
Higglytown Heroes 2005 TV Series Cowboy Hero
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series Curtis
18 Wheels of Justice 2000 TV Series Buck Bishop
Square Dance 1987 Bayou Band Member (as Tracy D. Adkins)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice 2008-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007-2011 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Early Show 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top 20 Country Countdown 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
WWE Tribute to the Troops 2010 TV Special "Whoop A Man's Ass"
Country Strong 2010 performer: "Timing Is Everything"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Best of CMT Music Awards 2009 TV Special performer: "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
An American Carol 2008 performer: "America, I Believe in You"
Black Gold 2008 TV Series documentary "Black Gold"
Trailer Park of Terror 2008 performer: "WELCOME TO HELL" / writer: "WELCOME TO HELL"
Foxworthy's Big Night Out 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Square Dance 1987 writer: "BAYOU SUNRISE" - as Tracy Adkins

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson 2016 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
One More for the Fans! Celebrating the Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd 2015 TV Movie Himself
CMT Artists of the Year 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
The Apprentice 2008-2015 TV Series Himself - Country Star / Himself - Contestant / Himself / ...
All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman 2014 TV Movie Himself
Chelsea Lately 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
2013 American Country Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2013 TV Movie Himself - Performer
CMA Country Christmas 2013 TV Movie Himself
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Himself
Civil War 360 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Grammy Awards
National Memorial Day Parade 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
America's Newsroom 2013 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Hell of a Day 2013 Video short Himself
The 2012 American Country Awards 2012 TV Special Himself (Host)
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2012 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Great American Heroes 2012 TV Series Himself - Host
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 TV Movie Himself - Float Performer
Today 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Noteworthy at the Opry: Loretta Lynn Special 2012 TV Movie Himself
All American New Year 2012 2011 TV Movie Himself - Musical Guest
Hit Exchange 2011 TV Movie Himself
The 2011 American Country Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Host
Day Jobs 2011 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2011 TV Movie Himself
CMT Insider 2005-2011 TV Series Himself
Film Fiend 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
WWE Smackdown! 2011 TV Series Himself
Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert 2011 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2011 TV Series Himself
Headline Country 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
WWE Tribute to the Troops 2010 TV Special Himself
The Talk 2010 TV Series Himself
The 2010 American Country Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
CMA Music Fest 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
WWE: Summerslam 2010 TV Special Himself
2010 CMT Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Collaborative Video of the Year 'Hillbilly Bone' (w / Blake Shelton)
The 2010 Miss USA Pageant 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Ace of Cakes 2010 TV Series Himself
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
CMT Star: Nashville Mansions 2009 TV Special Himself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Backstory: Trace Adkins 2009 TV Movie Himself
2009 CMT Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer
44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2009 TV Special
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2009 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009 TV Series Himself
CMT 100 Greatest Videos 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Next GAC Star 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2008 TV Series Himself
Trace Adkins: Ten Days 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
CMT Crossroads 2008 TV Series Himself
DirecTV Concert Series: Trace Adkins 2008 TV Movie Himself
People Country Special on CMT 2008 TV Series Himself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2008 TV Special
The Young and the Restless 2008 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 TV Series Himself
Cracker Barrel: Songs of the Year Concert 2007 TV Special Himself - Singer
Trace Adkins: American Man 2007 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Foxworthy's Big Night Out 2006 TV Series Himself - Performer
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs 2006 TV Special Himself
The CMT Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall 2006 TV Special Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men 2006 TV Special Himself
CMA Red Carpet Live from NYC 2005 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert 2005 TV Special Himself
Hannity & Colmes 2005 TV Series Himself
Blue Collar TV 2005 TV Series Himself
CMT Got Me in with the Band 2004 TV Series Himself
CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party 2004 TV Movie Himself
Winston Cup Extreme Tribute 2004 TV Special Performer
Hollywood Squares 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Soundstage 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
CMT 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music Concert 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer
Our Country 2003 Documentary short Himself
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards Pre-Party 2003 TV Special Himself
Politically Incorrect 2001 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Statler Brothers Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Workin' Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard 1998 TV Special Himself
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1997 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Headline Country 2007 TV Series Himself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos 2004 TV Movie Himself
The Apprentice 2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
CMT Insider 2011 TV Series Himself
Top 20 Country Countdown 2011 TV Series Himself
Best of CMT Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Top 50 Videos of 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Grand Ole Opry 2007 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Best Supporting Actor - Feature Traded (2016)


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#Quote
1 I don't do the same show on any two nights

#Trademark
1 The pinkie finger on his left hand is permanently crooked to fit around the neck of a guitar. Years ago Trace cut off the finger on a job, and he asked the doctors to reattach it in a useful position to make up for losing the ability to move it

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